+++ Special Wednesday Climbing +++
Please join The American Alpine Club and The Mountaineering Section of the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club on Wednesday April 3rd at Carderock for our weekly climbing outing. This will be a special Carderock Wednesday because the executive director of the AAC Phil Powers and the AAC Conservation & Advocacy Director Leigh Goldberg will be joining us for our climb as well as joining us for dinner at The Irish Inn at Glen Echo afterwards. Have a question, a special cause or every wanted to ask about the future of The American Alpine Club? Here is your chance to have your voice heard in a casual setting. Climbing starts around 4:00p and goes until dark. Dinner following the climbs.
Phil Powers - Executive Director
Phil Powers joined the American Alpine Club as executive director in May of 2005. His previous experience in the non-profit world includes service as vice president for institutional advancement at Naropa University and seventeen years with the National Outdoor Leadership School as chief mountaineering instructor and development/partnerships director. He remains an owner of Jackson Hole Mountain Guides. Powers is author of Wilderness Mountaineering and Climbing: Expedition Planning. His essay, "The Importance of Pace", was aired on NPR's "This I Believe" in 2006. Powers has led dozens of expeditions to South America, Alaska and Pakistan's Karakoram Range, including ascents of K2 and Gasherbrum II without supplemental oxygen. He made the first ascent of the Washburn Face on Denali, naming it in recognition of the impact longtime AAC member Bradford Washburn's photos had in the planning and route research of many Alaska climbs. Powers also made the first ascent of Lukpilla Brakk's Western Edge in Pakistan, and the first winter traverse of the Tetons' Cathedral Peaks. He continues to be an active climber and skier. He lives with his wife and children in Denver, Colorado.
Leigh Goldberg—Conservation & Advocacy Director
Leigh’s professional experience is diverse beginning with years in management consulting, marketing and public relations. Most recently, she was the former Access Director of the American Mountain Guides Association where she managed the organization’s public policy, advocacy and outreach initiatives on behalf of the mountain guiding and climbing instructor communities. As a climbing advocate, she worked on some of the major policy issues facing climbers while collaborating with land managers such as Denali National Park, Mount Rainier, Yosemite and the Black Canyon of the Gunnison. Leigh earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Princeton University.
Chris Sharma on the PATC-MS guide to Carderock
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